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Update January 18, 2018:  Alaya Michelle Jenkins has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in this case.


By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

January 17, 2018 (El Cajon) — A woman stabbed near a bus stop in the 100 block of West Madison Avenue in El Cajon by another woman yesterday at 3 p.m. was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead.  According to Lt. Walt Miller with El Cajon Police, the victim and her pet pit bill dog had exited a vehicle to confront another woman. 

“It is believed that an argument may have occurred between the two women, when the woman near the bus bench produced a knife and stabbed the other woman multiple times.,” Lt. Miller states.

The victim’s name has not been released pending next of kin notification by the Medical Examiner’s office.

The suspect is described as a black female in her twenties 5’6”, 125 pounds with black hair and dark eyes. She was wearing a gray sweat-shirt and dark jeans. Homicide investigators are exploring the possibility the two women may have known each other.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the El Cajon Police Department Investigations Division at 619-579-3320.


Leia Anderson

Yes i know both of the girls but Leia is a very close friend . I hope that the info . I gave could help . Fyi there is video footage floating around .

Crime in El Cajon

I contacted the El Cajon Police department this morning, and the suspect is in custody. Excellent! In my humble opinion, the El Cajon Police officers, detectives, etc. do a very decent job in controlling and solving crime in this city. Try being a cop for a day and see what it's like. Not an easy job, and unforgiving to say the least.

thank you, did you know Leia or Alayah?

Anyone who can provide more information on this crime, and those apparently involved, would be greatly appreciated.

According to the Sheriff's "who's in jail" link the spelling is Alayah,  not Allayah.  Still looking for official confirmation of the victim's name and any other information on her.

Best to send tips/leads to editor@eastcountymagazine.org.


Leia Anderson 36 libra mother

Leia Anderson 36 libra mother is deceased. Boyfriend is Chris Gonzales.she has a tatoo dedicated to her mom on her forearm .

Mayor Wells...focus on this kind of crime

The mayor of El Cajon, Bill Wells, should be preventing and solving these many kind of crimes in El Cajon, not having arrested and/or cited, good citizens in parks who feed the homeless.